US President Donald Trump arrived at his golf course just hours after tweeting he had a busy day filled with "meetings and working the phones" and Twitter viciously taunted him for it. Early Wednesday (22 November), Trump tweeted that he "will be having meetings and working the phones from the Winter White House in Florida (Mar-a-Lago)".
"Stock market hit new record high yesterday - $5.5 trillion gain since E. Many companies company back to the US. Military building up and getting very strong," he continued.
The president flew to Florida for Thanksgiving on Tuesday after the traditional turkey-pardoning ceremony at the White House.
However, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told reporters travelling with the president that he plans to make calls this week on tax reform but otherwise expects a "low-key day" on Wednesday, according to a pool report.
Within minutes, the pool reporter issued a correction that read: "While the White House communications staff expects the press pool to have a 'low-key day', the president will NOT have a low-key day and has a full schedule of meetings and phone calls."
Shortly after the clarification , the president's motorcade was spotted rolling into the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, located less than 8km away Mar-a-Lago at about 9:30AM. Reporters, who are not allowed into the golf club while Trump is there, were waiting at a nearby public library.
It is unclear if the president was golfing with anyone.
However, it did mark the 74th round of golf for his presidency, many of which have been at his own golf clubs. Prior to taking office, Trump frequently criticised his predecessor Barack Obama for his time on the course. Back in October 2014, he tweeted: "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the US, President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter."
Naturally, Twitter swiftly criticised the president saying he should "stop pretending" and call the trip his "vacation retreat" instead.
One Twitter user wrote: "To be clear, Trump went golfing (self profiting) today at Mar-a-Lago about 90 minutes after his aide told the press he had a 'full schedule of meetings and phone calls.' America is in the hands of a dangerous, disgusting, thieving idiot".
"Sorry sir, ordering take-out does not qualify as 'working the phones,'" one person shot back while another said "the guy has no shame."
Many also slammed the president for referring to Mar-a-Lago as the "Winter White House".
"It's not the 'Winter White House'; each visit costs taxpayers millions; and it's using public office to promote his private members-only club that costs $200k to join, which Trump profits from directly," Brian Klaas tweeted.
One person chimed: "If they want to call Mar-a-Lago the 'Winter White House' then we should start calling the White House the 'Western Kremlin'."